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WAFL Round 12 match reports

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 6:22 PM - by Chris Pike

THERE were two thrillers in the WAFL in Round 12 on Saturday with Peel Thunder and Claremont withstanding stirring fightbacks by South Fremantle and East Fremantle respectively while Subiaco had a comfortable win over Perth before West Perth beat Swan Districts on Sunday.

Three of the four Round 12 WAFL matches took place on Saturday afternoon and two of them were decided by under a goal in the finish.

Claremont was unveiling its redeveloped home of Claremont Oval playing its first game at the venue since the 2013 preliminary final, and the Tigers returned to the winner's list but only just.

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DEPPRO WA State 18s win a thriller

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The DEPPRO WA State 18s opened their NAB AFL National 18s Championship campaign with a thrilling golden-point win at Domain Stadium on Saturday.

After building a 31-point lead in the first three quarters, WA saw the margin cut back with five consecutive goals to South Australia before East Perth's Matt Young marked inside 50 and kicked a point to seal the win in extra time.

WA coach Peter Sumich said the pressure applied during the first three quarters and then again in the last 10 minutes was the key to victory.

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Double century another accolade for Falcon Strijk

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 10:44 AM - by Chris Pike

IT has been quite the few weeks for Andrew Strijk with the West Perth star kicking a career-best five goals, helping the WAFL make history in Melbourne and now he celebrates his 200th game for the Falcons on Sunday.

Strijk will reach the 200-game milestone with West Perth in what is shaping as a season-defining game on Sunday against Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval.

Both teams go into the game on 6-3 records so the winner will put themselves in a strong position heading into the second half of the season, while the loser will be left fighting for their spot inside the top five.

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Life member Phelan eyes pre-finals Subiaco return

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:06 AM - by Chris Pike

GUN Subiaco midfielder Chris Phelan's 150th game turned into him fearing his career could be over rather much of a celebration, but he was relieved to learn he didn’t require a knee reconstruction and is eying a return before the finals.

Phelan had injured a rib in Subiaco's 39-point win over South Fremantle at Leederville Oval back in Round 9 that just happened to be the 150th game of his good mate Kyal Horsley.

That left him in doubt to get up the next week to play East Fremantle at the same venue to reach the 150-game milestone himself to earn life membership at Subiaco.

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WAFL Round 12 teams and previews

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 2:01 PM

CLAREMONT Oval reopens for business while Subiaco looks to stay clear on top and there's a preliminary final rematch in Saturday's Round 12 WAFL action leading into a battle for third spot between Swan Districts and West Perth on Sunday.

There are three matches on Saturday afternoon in Round 12 of the WAFL including a rematch from last year's preliminary final with South Fremantle taking on Peel Thunder at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

South Fremantle needs to win to remain in touch with top spot and clear in second while Peel Thunder will slip below a 50-50 record and risk slipping from the top five with a defeat.

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WAFL Round 11 Marks and Goals

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Check out the top 3 contenders for the AHG Mark and reiwa.com Goal for Round 11 in the video below.

Don't forget to cast your vote now using the WAFL App. The app can be downloaded from the Play Store for Android devices and the App Store for iPhones.

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Mundella WA U23s to clash with Queensland

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The final Mundella WA State Under 23s squad has been named ahead of the side’s NAB AFL Women’s U23 games against Queensland in Brisbane on June 9 and 11.

WA take on Queensland in the first game of the series on Friday, June 9 at 4.30pm (WST) at Leyshon Park in Yeronga and the second match will be played on Sunday, June 11 at Ord Minnett Oval, Broadbeach.

The team will be led by Mundella State 23s Head Coach Nikki Harwood, who is from East Fremantle and Assistant Coach for Collingwood in the AFLW, and Captain Courtney Ugle.

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Tigers return to state-of-the-art clubroom facility

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:27 PM

It’s been a long time coming for the Tigers and after three and a half years playing at Claremont Showgrounds, the Claremont Football Club returns to its traditional home ground of 127 years this Saturday in the clash against East Fremantle.

The $15.5 million state-of-the-art facility will not only house the Claremont Football Club but will be a community sporting and social complex.

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DEPPRO WA State 18s v South Australia

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 5:23 PM

The DEPPRO WA State 18s play South Australia at 12.30pm at Domain Stadium this Saturday, June 10 in the opening game of the NAB AFL National 18s Championships.
 
Entry is free via Gate 26 from 12pm. Wheelchair and pram access is through Gate 4. There will be limited venue access and public seating will only be available in the two tier stand from blocks 103 – 113, 207 – 213 and 303 – 308. 

Domain Stadium venue map

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Wealth of experience added to WAFL Tribunal

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Four experienced legal professionals have been appointed to the West Australian Football League (WAFL) Tribunal to provide additional resources and support.

The appointments will allow multiple members to adjudicate serious cases and appeals, while also spreading the workload for these valuable volunteers over the course of a season.

The additional members also allow the WAFL Tribunal’s scope to be expanded to hear West Australian Women’s Football League (WAWFL) cases and forms part of a WAFL Tribunal succession plan.

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Count Me In Round - Giving everyone a fair go

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The WAFL will be promoting access and inclusion at four Count Me In football games in Round 12 this weekend June 10 and 11.

The Count Me In football round – developed in partnership with the Disability Services Commission, the WA Football Commission and the Department of Sport and Recreation – promotes the importance of welcoming, accessible, and inclusive communities for everyone.

There will be free entry to the games for people with a disability with Companion Cards and their companions, or people with specially marked tickets.

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Round 11 Reserves and Colts Wrap

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 12:38 AM - by Chris Pike

WAFL action resumed on the weekend for Round 11 of the 2017 season with South Fremantle remaining clear on top of the Reserves with Peel Thunder claiming top spot in the REDiMED Colts.

The Round 11 reserves action began on Saturday with Subiaco defeating Peel Thunder 11.10 (76) to 5.12 (42) and Swan Districts beating Perth 8.12 (60) to 7.15 (57).

Then on WA Day, South Fremantle defeated East Fremantle 17.9 (111) to 10.7 (67) and East Perth downed West Perth 13.5 (83) to 9.8 (62).

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wafl.com.au Team and Player of Round 11

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:34 PM - by Chris Pike

WHETHER it was Matthew Rogers for Swan Districts, Kyal Horsley for Subiaco, Will Maginness for East Perth or Tim Kelly and Haiden Schloithe at South Fremantle, there were some outstanding Round 11 performances.

Following the WAFL making history with a 63-point win over the VFL in the 2017 State Game as WA beat Victoria in the Melbourne for the first time, the competition resumed over the WA Day long weekend.

It began on Saturday with a grand final rematch between Peel Thunder and Subiaco at Bendigo Bank Stadium, with the Lions prevailing with Horsley kicking the winning goal in the 12.15 (87) to 12.11 (83) victory.

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RediMed Colts Young Guns Round 11

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:58 PM

Round 11 of the WAFL Colts competition saw Peel Thunder defeat Subiaco by 40 points, Swan Districts secure at 23-point win over Perth, East Perth take home a 18-point victory over West Perth and South Fremantle defeat East Fremantle by one point at East Fremantle Oval. 

Click here for the match results.

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WA Football celebrates the life of John K. Watts

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 5:41 PM

The football community is celebrating the life of John K. Watts after the WA Football Hall of Famer passed away at the age of 80 on the weekend.

Watts will be remembered as one of the state’s best-ever full-backs, an East Perth legend and a true entertainer who always gave generously of his time and talent.

Watts played in six grand finals in a stellar football career with East Perth, winning three premierships. After the 1962 season, he received offers from St Kilda and Essendon before a phone call from his mate Polly Farmer convinced him to join the champion ruckman at Geelong.

The decision was vindicated when he starred in the 1963 grand final against Hawthorn, holding back the Hawks’ attacking thrusts with 10 marks, including Mark of the Day.

After 52 games for the Cats he moved to Tasmania to captain-coach the Hobart Football Club for a premiership in 1966, achieving the rare feat of playing in three premiership sides in three different States.

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